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I Brake for Meltdowns

I Brake for Meltdowns

No. 9117


How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old
by Michelle Nicholasen and Barbara O'Neal

Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you're having a nice day with your child, then suddenly—meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation.

From "Public Meltdowns" to "In Search of Sleep" to "Dinner Disasters," this book covers every bugaboo by category—including biting, teeth-brushing, refusal to wear a coat, and what to do when your youngster won't hug Aunt Marge. Handy action points, suggested language, and "Been There" sidebars point the way to resolution.

Infused with funny, often commiserating advice, this is an invaluable resource for parents who try their darnedest but need a cheat-sheet for when they're stumped by their willful tots. (324 pp.)

Table of Contents
Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Screaming Fits
Social Graces, or Lack Thereof
In Search of Sleep
Eating Your Heart Out
The Trials of Potty Training
Fighting
Getting Really, Really Angry
Manipulators and Clever Cons
Travel Survival
Health and Hygiene
Particularly Annoying Refusals
Miscellaneous Bugaboos
Epilogue
Ongoing Adventures

 

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